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Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

Toukyo - Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said.

Dying young in Pakistan, where babies face the highest risk

Islamabad - In the neonatal intensive care department of an Islamabad hospital, scrawny infants struggle for survival -- victims of a vacuum in resources and education in the country with the highest newborn mortality rate in the world.

Fukushima operator told to compensate for suicide of 102-year-old

Toukyo - A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to compensate relatives of a 102-year-old man who killed himself at the prospect of fleeing his home.

US fighter jet drops fuel tanks in Japan accident

Toukyo - Japan's defence ministry demanded explanations Tuesday from the US military after a fighter jet experiencing an engine fire dropped two fuel tanks into a lake in the country's north.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Bangkok - A wealthy Japanese man was Tuesday granted "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, in a court ruling that paves the way for him to take them to Japan.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Bangkok - A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the group.

In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Mara - Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Toukyo - Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.

'No taboos' in Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Renault CEO

Paris - Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn said the French carmaker is keeping all options open regarding its three-way alliance with Japanese groups Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Renault green lights Ghosn for four more years at the top

Paris - French auto giant Renault's board on Thursday backed a new four-year term for chief executive Carlos Ghosn and set up his succession by naming a number two.

Japan's crypto exchange Coincheck sued after massive heist

Toukyo - Cryptocurrency traders filed a lawsuit Thursday against Japanese exchange firm Coincheck, seeking repayment after hackers raided hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets.

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions violation

Toukyo - Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the UN Security Council after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a Belize-registered tanker and a North Korean one.

Trump says Abe agrees to invest more in US

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he had secured assurances from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Japan will invest more in the United States.

Japan economy grows for 8th straight quarter, longest since 1980s

Toukyo - Japan's economy grew for the eighth straight quarter at the end of 2017, government data showed Wednesday, its longest period of expansion since the "bubble" boom days of the late 1980s.

Japan economy grows for 8th straight quarter, longest since 1980s

Toukyo - Japan's economy grew for the eighth straight quarter at the end of 2017, government data showed Wednesday, its longest period of expansion since the "bubble" boom days of the late 1980s.

Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine's Day

Toukyo - It is a marriage made in Heaven for cute-obsessed Japan: this Valentine's Day, lovers can present the object of their affection with a world first -- naturally bright pink chocolate.

US Navy probes alleged drug use by sailors in Japan

Toukyo - The US Navy said Saturday it was probing sailors at a base in Japan over alleged drug use and vowed no tolerance for any misconduct.

New raids on Japan crypto exchanges after Coincheck hack

Toukyo - Japan said on Friday it had carried out raids on a number of cryptocurrency exchanges following a massive hack that saw thieves steal $530 million in virtual currency.

British PM reassures Japanese execs on Brexit

London - Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of the "opportunity" of Brexit but acknowledged it would be "no small undertaking" as she met Thursday with Japanese companies investing in Britain.

US to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N. Korea: Pence

Toukyo - Washington will soon unveil its "toughest and most aggressive sanctions" ever against North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday after talks with Japan's prime minister in Tokyo.

Fevered speculation as Japan princess postpones engagement

Toukyo - Japan's Princess Mako has postponed her wedding to her college sweetheart until 2020, sparking speculation that alleged money trouble involving the fiance's mother could have thrown a spanner in the works.

To baldly grow: Japan scientists regrow hair at record rate

Toukyo - Polished pates and thinning thatches may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to Japanese scientists who have developed a way to grow hair follicles at a record rate.

Japan authorities find body part after army helicopter crash

Toukyo - Japanese authorities said Tuesday they had recovered a body part during the search for a crew member missing in a deadly military helicopter crash in the country's southwest.

Japan protests unified Korea Olympic flag with disputed isles

Toukyo - Japan said Monday it had lodged a protest with South Korea over the "unacceptable" use of a unified Korean Olympic flag that features a set of disputed islands.

Fukushima operator aims to double visitors by Tokyo Olympics

Fukushima's nuclear power operator is hoping to double the number of visitors to its tsunami-ravaged facilities by 2020, seeking to use the Olympic spotlight to clean up the region's image.

Japan raids hacked crypto exchange, bitcoin plunges further

Toukyo - Japanese authorities on Friday raided virtual currency exchange Coincheck, a week after the Tokyo-based firm lost $530 million in cryptocurrency to hackers.

Japan's 'Insta-gran' finds fame with wacky selfies

Kumamoto - A madcap Japanese great-grandmother armed with a camera and an appetite for mischief has shot to fame for taking side-splitting selfies -- many of which appear to put her in harm's way.

Super Mario ready for leap into anime film

Toukyo - Japan's Nintendo on Thursday said it was working on an anime movie starring its iconic video game character Super Mario in collaboration with the US studio behind the "Despicable Me" series.

Japan fire kills 11 at home for elderly people

Toukyo - Eleven people were killed in northern Japan after fire broke out at a home for elderly people with financial difficulties, police said on Thursday.

Japan fire kills 11 at home for elderly people

Toukyo - Eleven people died after a fire broke out at a residence for elderly people with financial difficulties in northern Japan, police said on Thursday.
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